Being creative and artistic is one thing, but being able to connect with other artists that share your passion is a whole other story. Artists being able to share artwork with one another by the touch of a button seems like a fairy-tale, but with the app Sktchy, this fairy-tale becomes real life!
WHAT IS Sktchy?
Sktchy is a social platform for artists to come and share their artwork. This app is perfect for an artist wanting to receive a public reaction and feedback from the artwork that they have created. Even if you are not an artist, this can an easy way to see some amazing art! You can discover and connect with artists from all around the world. You could even become an inspiration to artists as well.
SHOULD I USE THIS APP?
Sktchy is the perfect app for those who love art. Think of Sktchy kind of like your own personal online museum. You can spend hour wandering through this app and viewing some of today’s most up and coming artists. If you are looking for an artist to draw a picture of you or your pictures, then this is the perfect app for you. Are you a budding artist that wants to share your artwork to people around the globe? Perfect, then this is the app for you.
If you are not a fan of sketches or various other kinds of art, then this app probably isn’t the best fit for you.
WHAT DOES IT DO EXACTLY?
Sktchy allows you to find your inspiration, create your own portraits, and share it with everyone and anyone. We are going to run through a play by play of Sktchy and show you all the neat tip and tricks of this app. Here’s how it works:
- When you first open up the app you will see your home newsfeed. This where you can scroll through and see a variety of artwork from all kinds of artists. If you swipe right you can see the inspiration the artist used. You can follow, like, and comment on artists’ artwork as well!
- If you click on the globe button, you will see artwork created by artists from all over the world. You can search different content and categories to see specific artwork that fits your individual taste.
- If you are looking for some inspiration to create or you want to be an inspiration, tap the + button and two options will appear. One will be a button will take you to find photos for you to draw yourself, while the other option will allow you to upload your own photos to allow artists to draw you. If you tap on the get inspired button, it will lead you to a page with a variety of photos that are there to help you get your creativity sparked. By clicking on a photo it will give you two options, add to queue or upload art. The queue is a place to store photos that you want to draw. If you have already created your artwork of the photo that inspired you, you can upload the art!
If you tap on the inspire artists button and upload a picture, you will then be able to see how many photos you have uploaded to get the Sktchy artists’ creative juices flowing. You can also keep track of any of your artwork and keep track of artwork that other artists created that was inspired by you.
WHAT ARE THE PROS?
The app allows you to browse through so many sketches and drawings from such a wide variety of artists. It also allows you to look through thousands of photos and find your inspiration. Sktchy lets you comment, like, and follow artists that you like and want to see more of. It’s basically like a Facebook/Instagram for artists and those who love art. Another pro that I love about this app is that YOU can be an inspiration to other artists.
ARE THERE ANY CONS?
If you wanted to be an inspiration for artists, it might take a while for an artist to notice you. You will have to post unique pictures that can grasp artists attention. Following artists that you like can help and showing interest consistently can help you get noticed. You can also draw your favorite artists so that they see that you are paying attention to them.
HOW MUCH DOES THE APP COST?
This app is FREE! There are no premium upgrades you can buy.
WHERE IS THE APP AVAILABLE?
This app is available for Apple devices such as, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app requires iOS 8.1 or later. The app is not available for Android or Windows Phones yet, however they are currently working on it.
Sktchy is constantly adding new exhibitions that feature many original artwork created by Sktchy artists so that those who are interested can buy, and Sktchy will ship the original piece right to your doorstep.